Enjoy one of the most thrilling orchestra events of the year.
The Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO) production of G.F. Handel’s Messiah at Vanier Hall on Saturday night is sold out.
However the symphony’s general manager, Elizabeth Aman-Hume, has announced a way that more people can get to enjoy the show even if they missed out on buying tickets to the evening concert.
“The PGSO is pleased to provide another opportunity to hear this awe-inspiring performance in a rehearsal setting,” said Aman-Hume. “Join PGSO music director and conductor Leslie Dala and a cast of hundreds, including the PGSO, four internationally recognized soloists, a 110-voice choir and the PGSO production crew, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Vanier Hall for a behind the scenes peek and a chance to hear the music.”
Have you ever wondered how a huge production like Messiah comes together? How does a 110-person choir get organized onto the stage? What do the famous soloists look like without the glitter and tails? What does the conductor say and do to bring the very best out of his musicians in the last rehearsal hours before the big concert? These questions and more can be answered by watching the rehearsal.
Admission is $15 at the door and on a first come/first seated basis from 9:45 a.m. onwards. No one will be admitted once the rehearsal has started. The rehearsal begins at 10:30 a.m. sharp and ends at 1 p.m. There will be a 20-minute intermission.
Learn more about your symphony orchestra. No advance booking necessary. Come as you are, no need to dress to the nines. Seating unreserved.
For further information about this special event, phone the PGSO office at 250-562-0800 or visit www.pgso.com.